Recipe: Hot Mulled Wine (Gluhwein)

by Jenn @ Frugal Upstate on December 3, 2009

Photo by Al Bakker

Photo by Al Bakker

Yankee Bill and I were introduced to this lovely tradition of hot mulled wine when we lived in Germany back in the mid 1990’s. . . there is nothing like a mug full of warm Gluhwein on a cold December night while wandering about an outdoor Christmas festival . . .  ahh. . .I miss it.

Although you can occasionally find Gluhwein sold premixed in bottles, it is simple and inexpensive to make.  Try making a crockpot full for your next celebration.

Photo by Flame Splash

Photo by Flame Splash


1 Bottle Red Wine (drinkable, but cheap!)

1 C Sugar

2 Cloves

1 Cinnamon Stick

1 Orange, Unpeeled & sliced

Combine all ingredients and warm thoroughly, either in a saucepan or crockpot.  Enjoy!


For a real belly warmer, add 1 C Brandy

Looking for non alcholoic? Try cider, applejuice or cranberry juice instead.  Start with 1/2 C sugar and adjust upward for taste

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